Farming equipment stolen from two sites valued to be over £100,000

Raiders have struck at two farms in Mid Suffolk stealing over £100,000 worth of equipment.

The first incident took place at Framsden some point between Tuesday, July 7, and Monday, July 13.

A “Star Fir 2630” GPS receiver unit and the in-cab display were stolen from a combine harvester that was stored in a barn.

The second incident took place between Friday, July 10, at 6pm, and Saturday, July 11, at 6.30am, from a farm in Elmswell.

The offenders entered the yard containing numerous farming machines and tractors and combine harvester and drilled the lock out of five vehicles stealing the GPS systems. The value stolen in this incident is estimated be in the region of £100,000

Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity, has experienced similar attempted theft of such equipment or has knowledge of being offered such GPS devices for sale is asked to contact Stowmarket police, quoting crime reference 37/39507/20 for the Framsden theft and 37/39046/20 for the Elmswell theft.

Farmers and landowners are asked to review farm security and familiarise themselves with the below First Principal guidance

https://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/farmsecurity1.pdf

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Phone – Call 101.

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